Girls Basketball Wins Disrticts


Morgan Sieper

The girls basketball team won districts this Friday against sickles. This means they have advanced to the regional quarterfinals as a #2 seed and will play Newsome at Plant at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9. Come support the Lady Panthers.

Last Friday, Feb. 3, the Plant Girls Basketball team won yet another district championship with a victory over Sickles. The Lady Panthers won with a score of 62-44. Although the game started close, the Panthers were able to pull away in the 2nd quarter and ended up winning with a comfortable lead. The win secured them the #2 seed in the region and allowed them to advance to the regional quarterfinals, which Plant will host this Thursday.  

Senior Tanner Strickland has averaged 11.4 points this season, the highest of her seasons at Plant. She also averages 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. She had 19 points and six steals in the win against Sickles. Strickland says, “The Sickles game was good and somewhat competitive. We have districts all four years I’ve been at Plant. I hope we can win the last five games to end this season with a state championship.”  

Senior Julia Miller has averaged 11.9 points and 2.3 steals this season and has shot 88% from the free throw line and 44% from the three, allowing her to gain the title of most three–pointers made in a single season. She had 18 points in the win against Sickles. Miller says, “We fought hard from start to finish, and we relied on each other throughout the game to win the district title.”   

A post-season run is nothing new to the Panthers, making it to the state championship game two out of the last three seasons. They will play again this Thursday, Feb. 9, at Plant at 7 p.m. and face off against Newsome. Come out to support Lady Panther Basketball as they play to advance to the regional semifinals.